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Eugenides gives her a pretty extensive biography, maarriage an intermittent ambition to go to grad school and write for literary reviews, but other than that, she seems to be merely a flimsy foil for her suitors. At least, I don’t recall his ever having used it. I was glad I did because I ended up enjoying it while reading it for the most part. Back to Semiotics class Unfortunately, I hate those matriage.

Thanks for stopping by. I don’t mean that they’re all unpleasant, because I love novels in which all the characters are unpleasant. As for structure, the novel flips between ‘perspectives,’ but since there’s no difference between the styles for each section, that ends up meaning not much more than you read the same stories two or three times for no obvious reason.


The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Eugenides writes great satire. He has said that he has been haunted by the decline of Detroit.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. In a pivotal moment, she reflects on… Madeline.

I suppose that doesn’t count for much, nor do I know if it’s even about that town I’m excited reading this book If you can’t tell the difference between Derrida and Dickens, you shouldn’t be reading books at all. Practically anything that came from Jeffrey Eugenides’ pen or computer or whatever was going to pale in comparison.

She is in love with Leonard Leonard is the brilliant but understated young man whose campus mystique serves to mask his bipolar disorder. His novel, The Virgin Suicides, gained mainstream interest with the film adaptation directed by Sofia Coppola. This is a nice idea, but TMP is a failure when judged as such.

About Me For those new to me or my reviews I do not think I have ever read a more pretentious book in all of my life. Right on the money, if you ask plt. It is still has that tongue-in-cheek, contemporary satirist prose of Eugenides. Perhaps it is because I am not a female and cannot relate, but the story seems very stale and the internal narratives somewhat hackneyed. We stumble through it, thinking we are somehow in control, and it’s what happens nevertheless while we are furiously busy making other plan Masterful on many levels.


The Marriage Plot

View all 3 comments. There’s some beautiful writing here, unfortunately there’s equally lot of bland writing. Unfortunately he’s given only one section of the book. View all 87 comments. Plor exquisite guilt she felt, wickedly enjoying narrative! Mitchell is the religious studies major who is as given to ponder the mysteries of life as he is to ponder Madeleine as his thw life partner. I really love and admire The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex.

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They mostly don’t, and we move on. Virgin was publishedMiddlesex in and this book, The Marriage Plot in Want to Read Currently Reading Read. How everything seems to be of looming importance.

The Marriage Plot may not reach those lofty heights, but it’s still a solid read. Here is an excerpt: View all 24 comments. All stuff I enjoyed reading.